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Medical Radiation

Radiation is used in medicine in three ways:

  • Diagnostic radiology, which uses x-ray machines to obtain images of the inside of the patient's body
  • Nuclear medicine, which uses radioactive substances introduced into the patient for diagnosis or treatment
  • Radiotherapy, which uses high-power x-ray machines or radioactive sources to treat cancer

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